If car is slightly wet, and you apply wax, will it have an affect on the car?

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  1. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    I hope I didn't make it sound confusing or anything, but I was washing my car yesterday, and there were few droplets of water here and there. I was wondering if the water mixes with the wax, will there be a problem?

    Also, if Scott or somebody else can tell me - what's the best wax to use for a black vehicle. I'm trying to do a project car for my business & going for the "Batman" theme look - so I want the best shine possible.

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    batman aye? post pics
     
  3. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    The actual water itself shouldn't really hurt it... but I would be careful, any contamination in the water (hard water) you are scratching against the paint :noes: I would make sure it is dry before hand.

    Lots of good stuff on black... VM/CMW, Souvern, OCW, AIO/#16 to name a couple.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I wouldn't worry much about a little bit of water, using a dampened foam hand pad often makes the wax go on a little easier.

    I also wouldn't be as concerned about the wax you use as I would about making the paint as swirl and defect free as possible.

    Maybe this will give you an idea. Optimum Polish and Clearkote Vanilla Moose using a Meguiars polishing pad, Red Machine Glaze with a blue Propel finishing pad, Pinnacle Souveran by hand.

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  5. Jonari

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    Scott, sorry to sound like an idiot - but I have no idea what you meant by the last sentence by all those products. Can I just use a regular wax towel to wax the car or do I need to get certain products to have the car swirl free?

    Because currently, it does have several swirls on it. It really sucks. :hs:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Read the stickies, that should point you in the right direction.

    You can also download the ebook at http://autopia.org
     
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    :werd: Proper prep is what makes a car look good more so than the LSP. The car will still look awful no matter what wax you use if you did not prep it properly.
     

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